A unique, handmade necklace with a dragonfly and natural peridots. The setting of the pendant in a fanciful shape referring to the motif inside was made of sterling silver and then finished partly by brushing and partly by polishing. We made the surface of the precious metal dark in the oxidation process.
A dragonfly with light green wings is at the center place of this original necklace. This graceful insect was made by hand. Please look closer and notice that its delicate body is made of extremely beautiful, over a hundred-year-old watch-hand. In the background is a real leaf, although it was specially prepared by me. The same as inside of two leaves placed on the sides of the pendant, which are decorated with leaves and drive springs from old timepieces. We like to combine biological and technical motifs in jewelry, because one of our favorite materials are mechanical parts from old watches. We also used such elements in this hand made jewelry piece. We strongly believe that nature and culture/technology can harmoniously coexist in the modern world. Finding the balance between them is obviously very difficult - it requires wisdom, commitment and searching for the best solutions enabling people to live in much less burdensome way for the environment. Still, we think it's possible. Elements of this outstanding necklace which contain natural leaves and watch parts have been secured with transparent resin, which protects the motives against crushing.
Gemstones are additional decorations of this Art Nouveau necklace. Green onyx is placed just below the dragonfly. Faceted natural peridot is hung under it. Also the chain is decorated with these light green precious stones: two of them were framed on both sides of the piece, and another one is at the end of adjusting chain. It is worth to mention that this work is done from scratch in our atelier, which makes it completely unique. Even the chain and hook are made by hand from wire (which we also made by ourselves). The reverse of the pendant was decorated with a subtle, floral pattern cut by hand with a frame saw.
A few words about gemstones which we used for this jewel:
Peridot is a precious stone that is a rare variety of olivine in a beautiful spring-green color. In unconventional medicine, it is believed that this stone neutralizes toxins, thereby cleansing the body, accelerates metabolism and recovery processes. Some people say it is a stone of abundance, especially the spiritual one. An interesting fact is that it occurs not only on Earth, because it was found in cosmic dust samples from the Stardust probe.
Green onyx is a gemstone - more precisely it is a variety of chalcedony with a deep green color. It has a natural translucent shade. It is considered a mineral supporting internal balance and strength, protecting the feelings of the person wearing it.
Detailed information about the dragonfly necklace:
Silver 925 mass: 23.4 g
Finish: brushed, oxidized (surface darkened)
Length: 42 cm + adjustment allowing to get an additional 3 cm of length.
The width of the pendant (measured at the height of the tips of the leaves) - approx. 9 cm
The most important materials: sterling silver, precoius stones, leaves, pigments, metal watch parts, resin.
This hand made necklace is unique. It was made in one copy.
It will be shipped to the buyer packed in a box.